Chelsea players are 100 per cent behind Antonio Conte: Gary Cahill

Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 17:15 IST | AFP

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has insisted that he and his fellow players have no idea about Antonio Conte's future at the Stamford Bridge as they face Bournemouth tonight.

Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has insisted that he and his fellow players have no idea about Antonio Conte's future at the Stamford Bridge as they face Bournemouth tonight. The Italian led the Blues to last season's league title, but he has been surrounded by speculation with reports of a split between the club and coach over transfer policy.

"It is between the manager and the board. We have no idea about that, we have no idea what's going on between the lines," the England centre-back told reporters. "I have experienced it a lot in my time here, but this has been a successful period. Chelsea is a successful football club and he is a top manager. We can't have any impact."

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Third-placed Chelsea are 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City and Conte remains under pressure but Cahill insists he still has the backing of all the players. "Of course we are 100 per cent behind him. There is nothing between the manager and players, whatsoever," he said. "If Manchester City hadn't done what they've done, the title would still be there to be won. This season they've been fantastic, but we still aim to fight for second place. We have a big month coming up... let's hope we come out at the end of that month in a positive way."

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